Actively losing weight is only achievable with a combination of exercise and a healthy, balanced diet. However, there a numerous vegetables and foods that can assist in this processes. Ginger water is one of those amazing natural remedies people have been using for hundreds of years.
It is a popular ingredient, especially in the Indian and Asian cuisine, and has been commonly used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes, due to its powerful healing properties.
It is abundant in vitamins and minerals, and according to Medical News Today, 100 grams (g) of fresh ginger root contain:
- 79 calories
- 17.86 g of carbohydrate
- 3.6 g of dietary fiber
- 3.57 g of protein
- 0 g of sugar
- 14 mg of sodium
- 1.15 g of iron
- 7.7 mg of vitamin C
- 33 mg of potassium
Other nutrients found in ginger in ginger are:
- vitamin B6
Here are some of its health benefits:
Boosts immunity – the regular consumption of ginger strengthens the immune system and the natural defense ability of the body to fight potential infections, coughs, flu, and colds.
Relieves joint pain – it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which fight inflammation and soothe joint pain.
Improves blood circulation – it is high in magnesium and potassium, which improve blood circulation and prevent the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the liver.
Prevents colds and flu – Ginger has potent antibiotic and expectorant properties which treat colds, coughs, and the flu.
Improves digestion – Ginger treats all kinds of digestive issues such as constipation, abdominal pains, indigestion, and intestinal gas.
Improves nutrient absorption – It stimulates the release of pancreatic enzymes, so it boosts the absorption of nutrients in the body, and stimulates appetite.
Here is how to prepare the drink:
- 1 ginger root (cut in thin slices)
- 1.5 liters of water
- Lemon juice (optional)
Boil the water, add the ginger, and leave it to simmer for 15 minutes. Remove it from heat, leave it to cool, and strain it. Drink a glass of ginger water in the morning, before breakfast, and in the evening, before your dinner.